Sarah Watkins Point
May 31, 1930 - May 30, 2020

Sarah Watkins Point died peacefully Saturday, May 30, 2020 just one day shy of her 90th Birthday.
She was born in Fairmont, WV, May 31, 1930 to Federal Judge Harry and Margaret Watkins. She is predeceased by her parents, and sister Linda Watkins Rice.

Sally received her degree from West Virginia University and married Dr Robert Point of Charleston WV. In 1975 Sally began her world travels after raising two sons Robert and Judge Point in Potomac, MD. She lived in Germany with her dear friend Jutta Seifriz for 40 years tutoring English conversation to her loyal German students. She would come back to spend the summers with her sons and their families until 2010 when she made Wilmington NC her home.

Sally was affectionately named Sassy by her first born grandson and it has stuck with her ever since. She adored her grandchildren, family and friends.

Sassy leaves her loving two sons and two daughters-in-law. Robert and Tammy Point of Thayne Wyoming and Dr. “Judge” Stuart and Cristine Point of Wilmington, NC as well as 6 grandchildren: Dr Dana Point and wife Ashley Fortney Point, Ryan Point, David Point and wife Kerianne McAfee Point, Dr. Robert Point and wife Ashley Bunch Point, Garrett Point and wife Chelsea, Shelby Point and five great-grandchildren; Jackson, Davis, Alex Cate, Skylar, Stella and a boy soon to arrive.

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at New Hanover House and Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

A family celebration of Life for Sassy Point will be held in July at Camp Salinda, Colfax West Virginia.
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In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

1 Comment

  • Geoff Kabel Posted June 5, 2020 9:08 pm

    Judge and Cris,

    So sorry to hear of Sally’s passing, and realize the impact on both of you with it coming only a few months after Bob’s death. Even though both were in declining health, the sense of loss is no less. We share your grief, but also recognize and celebrate the life and accomplishments of a woman that, somehow, was able to keep two boisterous sons from serous harm during countless teenage calamities resulting from driving unsafe vehicles, jumping off of bridges, swinging from railroad trestles, diving through underwater rock formations and barefoot water skiing at speeds no longer legal on most US waterways. Hers was a full life. A part of her lives on in you. She was vibrant and caring, and will be fondly remembered by all that knew her.

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